Inverted Root

By Bruce Willard

i am going to make something
of this day

be still     concentrate
on the hands

each transition
each grace note

the sharp-less mode
the inverted root

there is much

each verse is a place
to spend the night

Bruce Willard has published two collections of poems, Holding Ground (2013) and Violent Blues (2016), both published by Four Way Books. His third collection, In Light of Stars, is expected in 2021. Also by this poet: "History Lesson" and "Song"